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Having had no preparation or expectation that I would be having to locate an assisted living/mental care facility for my spouse in a short period of time, I was dazed. The staff at Mariposa walked me through the facility, explaining everything and applied no pressure. Basically they gave me the confidence to let them take control and lead me though the changes which I would be needing to expect. It was difficult to gradually turn over control of everything, including laundry to strangers, but my spouse was becoming a stranger and the old rules no longer held. At first, he was put in an assisted living room, but it became obvious that he needed to be moved to the mental care unit. They got me in touch with Central Coast Hospice who would be handling his medical needs and my confidence in them was immediate. My spouse gradually began to accept them and the changes. All of the staff have been respectful and their concern seems to be for both his and my wellbeing.
I highly recommend the Mariposa at Elwood Shores. The facility is new and quite lovely. The caregivers are exceptional, and the director is sincerely dedicated to the overall smooth functioning of the environment, activities and individual attention to the residents, and when needed everyone chips in to help out regardless of position whenever help is needed. It’s a very special place.
After finding my father on the floor when he was living by himself, I knew I needed to find a place that would not only be similar to home, but would take his little dog. Mariposa was very welcoming of both him and his dog. The facility is clean and the friendly caregivers really care. It's one of the smaller communities in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area so I know he gets all of the personal care and attention that he needs. There are a variety of activities that he can choose from. Special activities are planned so that family members can participate. The management communicates with family members regularly. He loves living there and I get peace of mind that someone is looking after him 24/7.
My mom looks forward to the music program which 4-5 times a week! Also, the activities keep her actively engaged and she loves the interaction with the UCSB program once a week. She is an artist and enjoys the opportunity to paint weekly. The caring attitudes of those serving the meals, (and she loves the food here), as well as those that work the rooms, makes me know that she is in the right place.
I'm thrilled. I think they've been great. I like that there's a lot of light. The central area where the Alzheimer's group is located is very warm, and not sterile. It's clean and has a very good vibe. Some of the other places I looked at were dark and depressing. It's such a big difference at Mariposa. They have a great outdoor patio there too. The staff provides excellent care and is very loving. I haven't tried the food expect for the soup, and it was surprisingly good. I think they do a great job with activities and making them memory care appropriate.
What I am really impressed with are the people who work there, very kind, helpful and compassionate. The place is also kept clean and food is great.
Clean, safe, well laid out. Good communication from staff and management.
My mother is 97 years old. She lives here and I am so happy with this facility. The staff is wonderful with her. I miss her but I know she is being well cared for.
The staff are very nice. The organization needs to work on being more informative with how to move in, ie how to set up internet, telephone, tv. Quality of meals could improve. Communication with residents and family members could improve.
My loved one is well cared for at Mariposa. The staff is caring and I feel that the communication concerning my loved one and myself is excellent, especially during a time when I cannot visit my relative often during this covid season. I am comfortable knowing people are taking care of my relative as well as I would.
The staff and community were amazing, they took good care of my mother. I would recommend this community to others.
We recently moved my 97 year old Dad from Florida, where he had been living alone. We had checked out several possible assisted living facilities but ended up selecting Mariposa at Ellwood Shores partially because the size of the place was not overwhelming and they allowed him to bring his dog. My Dad is now in memory care and I cannot say enough about the kindness and professionalism of the staff. As a bonus, the facility has been Covid-free and this has allowed the residents to have communal meals and also allowed for socially distanced (and masked) visits. The General Manager holds weekly Zoom meetings to update the families on issues and activities. We are convinced we made the best choice and have recommended Mariposa to others.
The entire experience has been terrific for my parents, and for me as I searched for the best community for my folks. The staff is professional, kind, and very caring, and the facility is wonderful - terrific apartment units and location near the Sandpiper Golf Course, excellent amenities (movie theater, dining room, fitness room, hair salon), and interesting activities to keep residents engaged (including a twice-weekly sight seeing bus tour around the Santa Barbara area). Even with the COVID-related restrictions, we’ve been able to visit my parents (following appropriate protocols), and we even arranged a picnic for my parents with their two grandchildren. My parents and I couldn’t be more pleased with Mariposa, and we feel very fortunate to have them at this wonderful facility.
We looked into a few different facilities and we chose Mariposa at Ellwood Shores because of the proximity to family and we had high marks after our tour. The atmosphere is beautiful and the people here are very friendly. My brother is happy here and he refers to it as home. They do have a lot of activities to provide to the residents, but they do not interest my brother much, but he has met a lot of friends here. They do zoom visits with families every week and they have also been COVID free for 9 months. If I had to go to a nursing home, I would absolutely go here and would recommend to others.
We chose this facility at the time because it was close to home so I was able to visit at anytime. She also used to work next door so it was a familiar area that she felt comfortable being in. It seemed like a nice friendly community. The staff members here were not very attentive and they dismissed me on things I would suggest them to do with my mom. They were not very helpful and did not seem to know anything about my mom. My mom told me that they did try really hard, but they were understaffed. I did not have a very good experience here.
Each time i visit Mariposa I am invited into a friendly engaged community where residents are cherished and loved. There is an abundance of caring staff to answer any question and help. The large main living/dining space is a wonderful place for the residents to enjoy their meals together. When it is not meal time, the space is always buzzing with activities. It feels so warm and welcoming with the fireplace and stylish but comfortable furniture. Snacks are always available. The sunny apartments are elegantly appointed with space for everything you need and nothing you don't. Upstairs, there is a gym, hairdresser, movie theater, and art room. There is list of activities for every interest and has something for everyone. Lovely comfortable library niches are sprinkled through out. These are inviting places to sit and read or have a chat with family and friends. Mariposa welcomes families to gather here and think of the entire building as an extension of Grandmas home. Don't miss the beautiful courtyard. Comfortable deep seating invites all residents and guests to gather and socialize. Just lovely. But the best thing I can say is how Mariposa really feels like an extension of grandmas house - warm and welcoming.
Absolutely loved this community! We sampled the food which was delicious. We toured the facility and saw happy residents and caring staff. The only drawback for us is that there aren't any Spanish speaking residents.
It was a good tour. Once I am ready- I think I will go here - It is everything I like.
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